TYAN Press Release


Tyan TARO™ M9000 Card Delivers SAS and HostRAID™ Add-on Functionality for Server Boards
Products: A.M9000-10 

FREMONT, CA, December 19th, 2005 - A potential bottleneck for many enterprise-class server systems lies in the storage I/O architecture, which has classically been tied to parallel bus interfaces. With the introduction of serial connect interfaces, several types of storage devices, such as those based on SCSI, can now be accessed at higher speeds with more bandwidth. With the upcoming introduction of widely available Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, Tyan is announcing an addition to its popular line of TARO add-on card product family with the M9000. The M9000 offers the benefits of an enterprise-class storage I/O interface for just about any tier of customer. Such benefits include:
  • Four (4) or eight (8) port SAS / SATA-II ports supported (SKU-dependent)
  • Up to 3.0 Gb/s throughput per port
  • HostRAID levels 0, 1, and 10, as well as ZCR
  • PCI-X 133MHz bus interface (via TARO SO-DIMM socket)
  • Wide-range of OS supported including Windows and Linux
  • M9000 supported on many Tyan server motherboards

"The introduction of serial connect interfaces for use in storage I/O technologies has opened up the possibility for incredible performance gains and improved airflow mechanics in space-constrained environments, such as those found in server rackmount systems," said Danny Hsu, VP of Sales and Marketing at Tyan. "Through the addition of the M9000 to Tyan's TARO product line, customers will be able to easily add SAS storage functionality in existing or new systems that use Tyan server motherboards, improving efficiency and maintaining their system install base all at the same time."

TARO™ M9000 is currently sampling to select customers, and will reach mass availability in mid Q1'06.

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